Skip to comments.Rep. Ellison: GOP 'basically a bigoted party'
Posted on 09/06/2012 12:13:04 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) blasted Republicans for including a plank in their convention platform targeting Shariah law in an interview with Mother Jones Wednesday, blasting the language as "an expression of bigotry."
"There has never been any legislation offered to establish Shariah law not at the federal level, not at the state level. There's not been a municipal ordinance opposing this, there's not been anything," said Ellison, the nation's first Muslim member of Congress.
The Republican platform included language demanding "no use of foreign law by U.S. courts in interpreting our Constitution and laws."
"Nor should foreign sources of law be used in State courts; adjudication of criminal or civil matters," the platform continues in a section championed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who has been outspoken in his concern that the moral code of Islam could be playing a greater role in the American justice system.
Ellison blasted Republicans as "the party of hate" for having "demonstrated hatred towards Muslims" in adopting the language.
"I'm sad that they have decided to go into this dark, ugly place where they see the whole world as their enemy," Ellison said. "And this is the thing: I don't mind debating taxes and spending; we probably should. But they're the party that is basically a bigoted party and they have now officially declared themselves against a whole segment of the American population, because if we said we were going to put a plank opposing Jewish law, or Catholic canon, it would be an outrage. This is also an outrage. But you know, it'll pass."
Platform language has taken an increasingly prominent role at the conventions, with both political parties accusing the other side of adopting inappropriate language.
Democrats amended their party platform Wednesday afternoon to reinsert language supporting Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, with multiple reports saying the president personally intervened to have the language reinstated after criticism from Republicans. But the floor vote was contentious, with Convention Chairman and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa needing three tries at a voice-vote before declaring in favor of the changes.
Republicans also ripped Democrats from excluding mention of God from their political platform; that language was also reinserted during the floor vote.
The whole purpose of a republic is that the same laws apply to all, not certain laws for certain people.
Is it me, or does it occur to anyone else that the only people in the United States who obsess about race are black people?
I have seen—first hand—a whole lot more hate in the Democrat/Gay party than in the GOP. Yes, there are a few wackos in the Republicans but they do not have the level of hate exhibited by the Democrats.
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The Muzzies have demonstrated for the past 1400 years they are uncivilized savvages and continue to do so eveywhere they are in control or reach a “critical mass”.
It is an affront to the collective American intelligence that one of them is sitting in Congress.
Being anti-Muslim is not more bigoted than being Aanti-Fascist or Anti-NAZI.
They are pretty much the same thing.
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wanna bet this won’t be on ABC/NBC/CBS tonight?
“Ellison blasted Republicans as “the party of hate” for having “demonstrated hatred towards Muslims” in adopting the language.”
AND? I learned everything about islam on 9/11. Yeah, something about this religion where the prophet starts raping a 9 year old girl and marrying the kid, makes me such a hateful person then so be it. The sun will rise tomorrow.
“one of them is sitting in Congress” there are 2:
Coming from this meathead, I’d take that folderol as a compliment.
As Booker T Washington put it, "They do not want the patient to get well."
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‘THREE TIMES THEY SAID NO TO GOD’...
True enough. The Judicial Branch writes the laws for Shariah implementation.
Name one 'republic' where that is reality.
Take it up with Jesus, you bigoted Muslim.
” Hate that which is evil; hold fast to what is good.” Romans 12:9.
Rep. Ellison: GOP ‘basically a bigoted party’
This statement would be asinine from anyone. Coming from a follower of islam it is beyond hypocritical..
I am bigoted against racist, anti-American, communists. You got a problem with that?
Ellison blasted Republicans as “the party of hate” for having “demonstrated hatred towards Muslims” in adopting the language.
So opposing a form of law that is based on hate, fear, oppression torture and death makes someone a hater??
Mr Ellison STFU.........
Islam IS the enemy of Christianity. And Freedom.